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D-Squad Camp thank you's

Show Profile  NSmith Posted: 15 December 2014, 7:13 PM  
D-Squad Camp is over for another year and as always it was a great team effort to make this camp happen. The following are a few of the people and organisations that need to be thanked for their role in making the camp a success.

Wellington Orienteering Club and Red Kiwi Orienteering, and in particular Russell Higham, for providing map access and dealing with the last minute changes of area due to some unfortunate logging.

Linda Smith & Robyn Davies who came all the way from Christchurch to help with the food for the week, a rather large task!

Håkan Carlsson, the head coach of the Swedish National Orienteering Team, who was a great help at the camp giving his expert coaching advice, putting out controls, and complementing Gene’s ideas about the whole orienteering process. His presentation on the Swedish High Performance system was extremely engaging and gave some idea of the amount of training you need to do to be among the world’s best.

Imogene Scott was assistant coach for the week. As well as being an awesome coach and control putter outer, she also gave an informative presentation on nutrition for runners which resulted in many questions over the following days about which foods were high or low GI!

Gene Beveridge was probably the best head coach that we could’ve asked for. He put hours of time into the camp in order to make it the success that it was. Not only he plan all the trainings and make the majority of the evening presentations, but he managed to pull together all the aspects of orienteering into one comprehensive and cohesive program for the entire camp.

And finally thanks to Orienteering New Zealand for their invaluable support right from the start. On top of the $1000 budgeted for the camp, Håkan Carlsson’s visit was also fully subsidised. In particular, I would like to thank Catriona for her efforts in helping sort out the budget and also making the grants applications which greatly reduced the camp cost for participants.

- Nick Smith


Show Profile  rob.g Posted: 15 December 2014, 7:27 PM  
Well done to you also, Nick for co-ordinating such a successful camp.
I have only heard rave comments from some of the participants

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